From the Vault: Rousing Tales of “Fast Trains” — 1887

by Paula Bosse

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by Paula Bosse

I wrote about the “Dallas News Special” a couple of years ago, and the newspaper accounts of this special express train hired by The Dallas Morning News to get its papers to far-flung subscribers by daybreak have really stuck with me. The lengthy “ride-along” articles (most likely written by a twenty-something G. B. Dealey) are so wonderfully poetic (and so charmingly grandiose) that one longs for the days when this sort of thing was commonplace in the ink-stained columns of one’s daily newspaper.

The post, “The Dallas News Special: Fast Train to Denison — 1887,” can be read here. I highly recommend reading the full articles linked at the end of the post.

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